With smart growth as the goal, a well-planned and designed airport system can generate economic development benefits for decades to come. Building upon the 2017 Kentucky State Aviation System Plan, the project team will develop a regional strategy to address growth for the airport system in Central Kentucky.

The existing airports in the Central Kentucky region are:

Bluegrass Airport (LEX) in Lexington
Capital City Airport (FFT) in Frankfort
Georgetown-Scott County Regional Airport (27K) in Georgetown
Mt. Sterling-Montgomery County Airport (IOB) in Mt. Sterling
Central Kentucky Regional Airport (RGA) in Richmond
Danville-Boyle County Regional Airport (DVK) in Danville
Cynthiana-Harrison County Airport (O18) in Cynthiana

The Plan will identify three key areas: (1) current and recommended airport roles; (2) capacity and infrastructure gaps to meet existing and future growth in aviation (3) alternatives to address the gaps.

These alternatives will consider improvements at existing airports as well as development of a new airport. The development of a new airport alternative will include a conceptual site plan, including defined setbacks, to assess the facility as a potential regional asset.